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Thursday 29-02-2024 Partly cloudy 37°F / 57°F
Friday 01-03-2024 Sunny/Clear 41°F / 64°F
Saturday 02-03-2024 Sunny/Clear 39°F / 64°F
Sunday 03-03-2024 Sunny/Clear 39°F / 59°F
Monday 04-03-2024 Sunny/Clear 36°F / 54°F
Tuesday 05-03-2024 Patchy rain possible 43°F / 61°F
Wednesday 06-03-2024 Partly cloudy 46°F / 57°F
Thursday 07-03-2024 Sunny/Clear 37°F / 54°F
Friday 08-03-2024 Sunny/Clear 34°F / 55°F
Saturday 09-03-2024 Sunny/Clear 37°F / 57°F
Sunday 10-03-2024 Sunny/Clear 39°F / 63°F
Monday 11-03-2024 Partly cloudy 39°F / 66°F
Tuesday 12-03-2024 Patchy rain possible 37°F / 61°F

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Albuquerque attractions and Travel Tips

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As an eclectic desert crossroad on the famed Route 66, this Southwest city is best explored with an Albuquerque car rental. The area itself is awash with action-packed activities, and the surrounding red-hued canyons, enticing mountains and dusty trails all contribute to one of America’s best all-natural outdoor playgrounds. And then there’s the city itself; modern museums, great fusion food, and a rich cultural heritage drawn from Spanish and Native American influence. Perfect for an adventure in your cheap car rental from Albuquerque.

Main attractions in Albuquerque 

Albuquerque's historical draw is its Spanish-influenced Old Town, the city's beating heart. The town's old adobe buildings now function as modern restaurants and galleries, with plenty of tree shade and plazas to relax in. You'll find many of the city's most attractive museums in this district, including New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, Albuquerque Museum and, for more eclectic tastes, the American International Rattlesnake Museum. The city also hosts the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History to the east of town, the country’s foremost museum on Atomic Age history. It's easy to get there in your rental car in Albuquerque.

Albuquerque is surrounded by some of the most fascinating natural landscapes in the state, with attractions like the Petroglyph National Monument being perfect for excursions with a car hire from Albuquerque. This large desert parkland features preserved lava fields adorned with thousand-year-old petroglyphs. You can walk in and among this awe-inspiring landscape, through Piedras Marcadas and Rinconada Canyon. Rent a car from Albuquerque if you’re looking to explore New Mexico’s geology, with the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument just an hours’ drive away.

Albuquerque was the setting for the global television hit, Breaking Bad. Fans of the show can tour where classic scenes were shot and were cast members liked to hang out. The sweeping and lonely desert landscapes which became integral to the show can also be reached with a rental car from Albuquerque.

Enjoy craft beer and good food in Albuquerque

Albuquerque is one of the best cities for local brewing talent. The city now hosts more craft beer breweries per capita than renowned centers of micro-brewing like Portland. Many of these award-winning craft beers can be sampled with a whistle-stop tour of the city's best breweries, like La Cumbre, Marble, and Gruet. You should pair this beer with the city's fantastic traditional New Mexico cuisine. Featuring heavy use of green chile and red chile, the favorite spots around town include El Bruno, Sadie, and El Patio de Albuquerque.

Fun activities for children in Albuquerque

Albuquerque is a perfect choice for family-friendly activities and excursions. Aside from the engaging museums and exhibits, the city's ABQ BioPark Zoo is a particular hit with young ones thanks to its action-packed feeding schedule. The BioPark also includes a beautiful botanical garden and an aquarium. For incredible views over the landscape that will delight children, take your rental cars from Albuquerque to the Sandia Peak Tramway, the country's longest aerial tram which climbs up to the 10,378ft summit of Sandia Crest.

How do you book a rental car in Albuquerque?

You can find the cheapest car hire in Albuquerque by using HAPPYCAR, a convenient all-in-one search and booking tool for car rentals throughout the world. Simply type in your travel details for a comprehensive overview of the best car hire in Albuquerque on your chosen dates. You can select from a range of pick-up points, including cheap car rentals from Albuquerque Airport ABQ or cheap car rentals from Santa Fe Airport SAF. You can also choose to pick-up in one airport and drop-off in another if you’re planning a one-way road trip. In collating a wide range of rental services, HAPPYCAR makes it easy to find a cheap car hire in Albuquerque that is also the best car rental in Albuquerque.

What sort of insurance should I book?

When booking your rental in Albuquerque, you will have a range of insurance choices. Although package 1 will cover all obligatory options and will suffice for most visitors, you might want to consider taking out insurance package 3 or 4 — with the protection of glass and tires — if you're looking to travel on dusty, gravel roads into the New Mexico wilderness. 

Can you take day trips with a rental car?

Day trips with a low cost car hire in Albuquerque are a must. The surrounding landscapes and attractions are simply too good to miss. Consider visiting Acoma Pueblo, Jemez Springs, and the Valles Caldera National Preserve when traveling in this stunning area.

Is there a cancellation policy?

An Albuquerque car hire can be cancelled, free of charge, up to 48 hours before picking-up your vehicle. 

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